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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • As Draft Day nears, Chicago awaits its new NFL overlords

    As Draft Day nears, Chicago awaits its new NFL overlords
    D-Day — as in Draft Day — is almost here. So please allow me to welcome our new National Football League overlords to Chicago and remind them that, as a trusted media person, I can be helpful in rounding up others to serve their needs.
  • Englewood weighs in on 'Chiraq'

    Englewood weighs in on 'Chiraq'
    Asiaha Butler is the president of an Englewood community group. She's also a fan of filmmaker Spike Lee. So when word surfaced that Lee recently told Mayor Emanuel he's planning to do a movie about black-on-black crime in Englewood and will be calling...

    Paul Sassone: Withholding tax break for 'Chiraq' is a slippery slope

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And there never is a shortage of paving contractors. There always are people who deny an inconvenient truth. But even worse, many of these people will attempt stop others from voicing that inconvenient...

    Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it

    Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it
    Moviemaking in this town is usually a welcomed event. City Hall is more than happy to showcase the beauty and vitality of Chicago. You know, City of Big Shoulders, Second City, Chi-town. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, members of the City Council and some South...

    Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch

     Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch
    If you were Spike Lee making a movie called "Chiraq" — about the slaughter of black kids on the South Side of Chicago — where would you place your camera? What would be your first scene? Yes, I know Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who met Lee the...